ANTRIM, NH: Clarence “Clem” Kallberg, 87, passed away peacefully on March 14, 2020.
Clem is the son of Adolph, Sr. and Marion Kallberg. He was predeceased by his brother and close friend, Adolph Kallberg, Jr., nephew, Brian Kallberg, his brother and sister Robert Kallberg and Rosemarie Kallberg, and dear friend, Carol Maki.
Clem is survived by his sister, Marianne Rubinowicz of Southington, CT, sister-in-law, Eleanor Kallberg of Sudbury, MA, several nieces and nephews, including Carol Josselyn of Maynard, MA, Roseanne Silvia of Kensington, CT, Marylou Rubinowicz of Southington, CT, Mark Kallberg and his wife Pamela Maki of Bennington MA, John Kallberg of Falmouth, MA, Phillip Rubinowicz and his wife Melissa of Bristol, CT and Edward Rubinowicz of New Britain, CT along with several “great” nieces, nephews, cousins and life-long friends.
Clem graduated from New Britain High School in 1950. He attended Central Connecticut State University, excelling in mathematics. Clem, along with both of his brothers, served in the Armed Forces during the Korean conflict, being Honorably Discharged as a Corporal in 1954.
Clem considered Middletown, Connecticut his “hometown”. There, he worked in the construction business and operated Cycle Alley. Clem was a Deacon and sang in the choir at Middlefield Federated Church for several years. He supported Habitat for Humanity and made a difference in many lives. Clem lived in Berlin, CT before moving to Bennington, MA in 2009 to join friends Carol and Wayne Maki.
His hobbies included spending time with and being the “Cool Uncle” to his nieces and nephews both in Connecticut and Massachusetts, riding his Harley Davidson, (he owned 14), caring for his beloved German Shepard, “Duchas” who proudly rode in the front passenger seat of his pickup truck, fishing and gardening. He deeply appreciated the earth, and both land and sea and animals. He had many gifts including successful gardening and growing beautiful flowers. He will always be remembered as a dear-hearted and gentle person.
A celebration of life and burial will follow in the future at the VA Cemetery in Boscawen and the Antrim Baptist Church.
The Holt-Woodbury Funeral Home & Cremation Service Hillsboro, NH is assisting the family.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Antrim-Bennington Food Pantry P.O. Box 206 Antrim, NH 03440.